3 hours ago
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‘Language informs so much of our perceptions and beliefs. In recent years, mental health professionals ... have worked hard to change the language around suicide. Removing the word “committed” and replacing it with “died by” is terminology that serves to remove the stigma.’ - Grief & Grits
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-Took their own life- is the wording I use at my presentations.
I wrote a paper on this topic
The definition of suicide is the act of intentionally killing oneself. I feel a positive power in the words 'commit suicide'. It infers there is an individual power to choose not to kill oneself and seek life despite the black dog nipping at the heels. When you say 'died by suicide' I feel a sense of helplessness. It seems more accurate to say 'died of depression' which itself is the illness. This isnt to stigmatize those who commit to the act of ending ones life, it only serves to show how serious the pain of their depression is, no matter the cause.
A rose by any other name.
Suicide is a death as a result of mental illness.
You die from cancer.
You die from depression.
13 hours ago
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Love always to you all. Breathe! 🙏🌻💞
If you spend a lifetime with a partner, at some point one of you is going to have to be selfless and save the other and hold everything together, and vice versa. That's how lifelong relationships work. This is a recipe for disposable relationships.
Applies to everyone really.
Jessica Danielle Cannon
Jordan Davies xx
👉🏼 Fishing is a great way to calm the mind and reduce stress, but we recognise many of us will experience mental health snags at some point. RecFish SA are committed to strengthening the mental health and wellbeing of all South Australian recreational fishers, and this is why we’re working with the SA Mental Health Commission to establish some initiatives specifically targeted and tailored to the SA fishing community. ✌🏼🎣
SA Mental Health Commission representatives will be attending our Gone Fishing Day event at the Warren Reservoir on October 20 to hear what you have to say. So feel free to come along and have a chat with them, or get in touch with us via facebook if you can’t make it on the day.
Together we can all work together to help break down the stigma behind mental health issues, along with encouraging more fishers to speak up, seek help, and support each other. ❤️🎣
South Australian Mental Health Commission
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